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[–] KazKoz 0 points 30 points (+30|-0) ago 

Fuck Pearson, McGraw Hill, and every other giant "education" company out there. If i were you i would totally fuck with them.

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[–] SaneGoatiSwear 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago  (edited ago)

always have an exit strategy, op @nextgenerationhacker

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[–] nextgenerationhacker [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Exit strategy is to exit the course, lost of 4.00 GPA, and a waste of $600 tuition. Not worth yo!!

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[–] TheKFCNyanCat 1 points 23 points (+24|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Fuck the education industry. All it does is fuck over students with dumb shit like this while Pearson execs laugh their ass all the way to the bank because they have a monopoly on education and nobody who can do anything about it minds.

Common Core is a horrible idea, it further feeds the Pearson monopoly (they create the tests) and discourages innovation.

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[–] nextgenerationhacker [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Canadian Armed Force babe, they scam you "less" or (in my opinion) I would say they won't scam you. Tuition is 1/4th of typical college, but requires you to go in mostly engineering etc.

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[–] Cant_Call_It 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Costs less and only offers it for fields that will most likely land you a comfortable and financially stable lifestyle? Disgusting...

Edit: Realized I said "offer" twice in the same sentence and it just didn't feel right.

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[–] traderbro 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

All they made me learn was how to do more push ups and lead reservists into notional battles with unloaded weapons. Where's this engineering you speak of?

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[–] AddictedToBadIdeas 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

What you should do is complain to a dean about this extortion practice. And talk with the ombudsman first.

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[–] pewpewpewmoon 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

This is the correct path for situations like this, but run it up through the chain including the professor and department head. And be calm and collected about it.

I had a similar experience in several of my classes except it was never as low as 10, usually 20-35%. Half the time I got paper homework before even leaving the classroom.

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[–] Morbo 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

I wonder if there is some patent that would cover the unlockable education achievement concept Pearson is using here. If there is I would like to see some patent troll go after them for this deplorable practice. If it's not patented then maybe you should apply for the patent yourself and fuck them back. It would be nice to see the broken patent system actually work to hurt a bad company for once.

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[–] grlldcheese 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

This is rather ingenious

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[–] Opieswife 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

I think I would be more upset with the college for allowing this. Do you have any recourse with them?

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[–] YodaDankfish 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Write them a strongly worded letter.

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[–] Opieswife 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Perhaps threaten to take your money elsewhere. Is there anther college you may be interested in transferring to? If enough students take a stand you can make a change.

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[–] nextgenerationhacker [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Late reply, but I did.

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[–] ilikeskittles 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

WTF? I'm so confused.

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[–] nextgenerationhacker [S] 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You are in a classroom. You are either forced to buy the textbook brand new, or another $76 license key with your current old textbook, or take the 10% grade loss.

If you don't, you can only have 14 days to do assignment, and rushing isn't allowed since the teacher "hasn't finished the questions yet."

What will you do??

EDIT: Fix logic error (add an or)

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[–] ilikeskittles 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

It's been 30 years since I was at the university, but that's fucked!

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[–] iusedtobeonreddit 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

welcome to the real world, they just keep fucking with you, then you die. its more fun than you think, you get beer!

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[–] flarflar 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Oh you are so right.

Medical care is a joke too. Oh here's a $5000 bill for something with insurance and guess what it might not work only had a ten percent chance and guess what else it took us 12 months to figure out your bill so we are sending it to collections and fuckn your credit up

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[–] iusedtobeonreddit 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

oh thats just a start. but your a grown up now so you can just move somewhere else

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[–] shoracer 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Fuck that shit.

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